Fox News’ Laura Ingraham attempted to attack “liberal governors” as a leading cause of the ongoing economic crisis, but her choice of image to prove her case crash landed into reality. On Thursday afternoon, Ingraham tweeted out a “midday” photo of an empty airline terminal at Washington D.C.’s Dulles airport.
However, sharp-eyed observers quickly pointed out that she had posted a picture from Dulles’ international terminal. Even more notable, the check-in counters in the background were clearly identifiable as those of Lufthansa, a foreign airline based in Germany and Austria.
Those two countries, like more than dozens of others around the world, currently ban almost all international travelers from the U.S., because this country remains among the worst in the world in terms of coronavirus case positivity and deaths.
Dulles Airport midday. Think of all the lives and livelihoods liberal governors have destroyed with needless shutdowns and 24/7 panic pushing. Insane. pic.twitter.com/IIWJ7zXFnn
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 22, 2020
This is a photo of international airline counters for carriers, including Austrian and Lufthansa. Germany and Austria currently have tight restrictions on U.S. travelers, for instance, so it’s not clear how any governor’s political party or state regulations would affect that. https://t.co/gIn8M7RTAy
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) October 22, 2020
Yes, it’s the fault of “liberal governors” that no one is lined up here to fly to Austria.
It’s definitely not the Austrian government’s decision to ban all American travelers, resulting from the Trump administration’s incompetence on COVID.
Nope. “Liberal governors” did this. https://t.co/FcTncV9alF
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 22, 2020
That’s Lufthansa. The German carrier. This is the intl. terminal.
NO COUNTRIES want us – Americans banned – because Trump is managing Covid SO BADLY we can’t be trusted to travel about…for fear we are super-spreaders… just like him.
— Suzanne Lindbergh (@suzannebuzz) October 22, 2020